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The word commensal is used to describe rodents that are generally found living in close associations with humans and very often dependent upon human habitat for the essential elements of food, water, shelter and space. The rodent species we normally categorise as commensal are: the House mouse Mus musculus, Norway rats Rattus norvegicus and Roof rats Rattus rattus
We understand that have a rodent infestation in your home is extremely distressing, your home has been invaded and our team are there to help.
We will assign a local technician to get to your property as quickly as possible – reviewing your home for possible access points, advising on proofing requirements and proposing treatment options for you.
Mice are small mammals of the order Rodentia. Although commonly identified as pests, some are bred and kept as pets. Globally there are hundreds of types of mice including the Deer mouse (Peromyscus), Edible Dormouse (Glis glis), the Spiny mouse (Acomys) and even the Striped Zebra mouse (Lemniscomys). The House mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) and Field mouse or Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) are the two common types of mice found in the Ireland.
Mice can be considered cute by some people however they are a public health pest and can cause serious harm. Mice can spread diseases such as Salmonella and Listeria, their urine, droppings and bedding causing infection.
Although the presence of a wasp in your general vicinity may cause concern we must remind ourselves that wasps are incredible important the health of the world around us.
They are an important part of a garden ecosystem as pollinators and also reduce pest populations by feeding their larvae insects and caterpillars. They also valuable in horticulture for biological pest control of species such as whitefly in tomatoes etc. while pollinating crops.
Unless there is a threat to you or those around you it is advised to leave a wasps nest alone. While a wasp may land on your skin to inspect a smell, it will most likely fly away without incident if you stay calm. An injured or dead wasp will send a signal that alerts their colony members and send them into a stinging frenzy, unlike bees, wasps can sting repeatedly.
We may refer to them as Woodworm but woodworms are actually the wood eating larva of various species of beetles including the Common Furniture Beetle, the House Longhorn Beetle and the Death Watch Beetle which are all commonly found in Ireland.
The boring / wood eating they perform can cause significant damage to your property and have long lasting effects including damage the structural integrity of buildings.
Vigilance is key when it comes to identifying the issue and as with all pests the earlier an intervention can take place the speedier the resolution. Unfortunately, the signs of a woodworm infestation are generally only visible at the end of the woodworm’s lifecycle when the woodworm beetle breaks free from within the timber to continue its breeding.
Cluster flies also known as grass flies or attic flies are of the genus Pollenia in the family Polleniidae. Unlike the more familiar blowflies such as the bluebottles they are completely harmless to human health as they do not lay eggs in human food.
These flies have the habit of coming indoors in late autumn to hibernate during the cold Winter months, they are often found in groups or clusters of many hundreds if not thousands.
During the summer Cluster flies live out-of-doors and can often be seen sunning themselves on fences, walls and tree trunks. Indoors, they congregate in roof spaces and dark corners of attics and little-used rooms. Flies can also enter via sash window boxes, cracks round window frames and unused Venetian blinds or curtains.
There are two main species of cockroach in Ireland: the German Cockroach( Blattella Germanica) and the Oriental Cockroach ( Blattella Orientalis)
The key to cockroaches management is thorough inspection. A cockroach survey (trapping) is sometimes necessary to determine the extent of an infestation, as even a thorough inspection will not reveal all cockroach harbourages or foraging areas.
Surveys involve placing sticky traps at strategic locations within the building. Whenever possible, place survey traps either against a wall or in a corner of the floor, a shelf, or a drawer, or under equipment and counters. Most commercially available traps come complete with bait to encourage cockroaches to enter.
There are two species of clothes moths that commonly infest premises: the Case making clothes moth (Tinea pellionella), and the Webbing clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella).
During the larval stage of the moth’s lifecycle, as a caterpillar, the insect does the actual feeding. Clothes moths feed on all kinds of dry materials of animal origin including woollens, mohair, hair, bristles, fur and feathers and dead insects. Holes are chewed in woollens or threadbare spots caused where fibres are chewed in carpeting.
Items that may be attacked include clothing, blankets, comforters, rugs, carpets, drapes, pillows, hair mattresses, brushes, upholstery, furs, piano felts or other natural or synthetic fabrics mixed with wool. Silken feeding tubes or hard protective cases are often found on infested fabrics.
PestGuard offer a wide range of proofing products expertly designed to prevent the infestation of pest bird species in residential homes. In the most pressing of situations the shooting of pest species of birds may be deemed necessary and carried out by licensed marksmen.